12FNT

Year 12 Food and Nutrition (This course is now full and no longer available in 2021)

Course selection will be active from the 14th August 2020.

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: L. Valli

This course covers an in depth study of nutrition and is aimed at students who are are wanting to follow a possible career in areas such as nutrition, dietetics, nursing, sport or health related courses. It is also aimed at students who are passionate about nutrition and who want to enhance their knowledge about food, nutrients and the influence that it has on our lives.

Students will cover a range of relevant and interesting topics for their assessments:

  • Students will analyse beliefs, attitudes and practices related to the nutritional issue of obesity for families in New Zealand.
  • Students will evaluate sustainable food related practices such as growing vegetable gardens, buying local food, food preserving etc.
  • Students will analyse issues related to the provision of food for people with specific food needs such as sports nutrition, maternal nutrition, veganism etc.
  • Students will analyse the relationship between well-being, food choices and determinants of health.

Skills that students will develop:

  • Planning and carrying out an investigation
  • Research and report writing
  • Team work
  • Communication skills
  • Self directed study
  • Preparing healthy nutritional meals using seasonal produce
  • Practical cookery skills

Year 12 classes have 2 practical classes per timetable.

Students need to be able to handle a variety of foods, and the course is NOT suitable for students with severe food allergies.



Contributions and Equipment

Specific requirements for this class are:
Device
1x 1B8 exercise book
Students have the option of bringing in additional or specialised ingredients

Fully covered shoes are compulsory for all practical classes.

Recommended Prior Learning

Open entry, however Level one literacy is an advantage.

Pathway

Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

Total Credits Available: 19 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 4 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 15 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91299 v2
NZQA Info
Home Economics 2.1 - Analyse issues related to the provision of food for people with specific food needs
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 5
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91300 v2
NZQA Info
Home Economics 2.2 - Analyse the relationship between well-being, food choices and determinants of health
Level: 2
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 4w
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91301 v2
NZQA Info
Home Economics 2.3 - Analyse beliefs, attitudes and practices related to a nutritional issue for families in New Zealand
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 5
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91302 v2
NZQA Info
Home Economics 2.4 - Evaluate sustainable food related practices
5
5
5
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 5
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 19
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 19
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 4
TotalNumeracy Credits: 0

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